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UK decision makers are wasting time on valueless tasks

On average, business and IT decision makers from UK organisations waste 27% of their time at work on tasks that do not add critical value. This is according to Vanson Bourne research commissioned by Dropbox...

Contributor: Adrienne Gormley, Head of EMEA - Dropbox | Published: 12 March 2020

Budget 2020: A round up of comments across the sector

Only sufficient provision of affordable homes in the right areas can prevent the sort of social inconsistencies that appear when high property prices put key areas of UK cities off limits to younger workers and their families. We know from conversations we have constantly with housing associations that the appetite is there to keep building through economic cycles and this fund will ensure that will happen.”

Contributor: Various | Published: 11 March 2020

Shocking number of UK workers suffering from imposter syndrome

Only 62% of the UK workforce are confident in their jobs, new data from leading job search engine Adzuna reveals.  The research delved into career confidence across the UK and can reveal that 38% of employed adults are not 100% confident they are capable of fulfilling all the requirements of their current job role, with 2%.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter, co-founder - Adzuna | Published: 11 March 2020

Most British SMEs have worked with ineffective managers

New research from Tempo reveals that one-third of British SMEs and startups have lost a client due to employees having poor people skills over three-quarters of business owners have worked with ineffective managers.

Contributor: Ben Chatfield, CEO and co-founder - Tempo | Published: 10 March 2020

Leading financial expert warns: “A happy retirement needs a lot more than a pension” – yet retirement planning obsessively focused on money & tax-efficiency

Author: Mike Middleton, Founder of personal development and retirement planners Pro-Vision Lifestyles (pro-visionlifestyles.com). Mike has more than 30 years’ experience advising people and businesses on retirement planning. He is the author of the book “The R word – time to retire retirement”

Contributor: Mike Middleton, Founder of Pro-Vision Lifestyles | Published: 9 March 2020

IR35 review: Calls for employment rights class action mount

Unofficial strike begins 1 in 3 contractors walk away from unfair clients as 71% say that a fair IR35 assessment is more important than being outside IR35. Rserach shows 85% of contractors would consider joining a class action for employment rights as IR35 review does little to lift escalating pressure to take PAYE and umbrella options

Contributor: James Poyser, CEO of inniAccounts and Founder - offpayroll.org.uk, | Published: 8 March 2020

Why the hospitality sector is not as diverse as you think

“The thing that made my heart just drop was the persistence of ‘the boys club’ and how people who have only seen the world from their perspective are so advantaged. They think they’ve achieved everything through their own brilliance and recruit in their own image. "

Contributor: Jackie Moody-McNamara, Founder - Brilliant Women and Turn-the-key Ltd | Published: 5 March 2020

Talent is not missing, it’s out there waiting

Harnessing AI and fostering greater diversity in talent selection will be key to securing top performers over the next 10 years.

Contributor: Charles Hipps, CEO & Founder - Oleeo | Published: 4 March 2020